Looking for advice on my new build after 5 years, I am unable to decide whether should I go with Ivy bridge or SB-E.
I usually build the PC and keep it for several years so future proofing is important for me.
I frequently upgrade my laptops so the PC serves as backup for tasks which require more heavy lifting.
Approximate Purchase Date: before May 10, 2012
Budget: $1500 - $2000
Overclocking: Yes (will do "easier" overclock on air)
Preferred Website for Parts: would like to avoid newegg to save on taxes.
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
web browsing + MS office
Unix+Linux (bsd/fedora) in virtual PC and development (c++/java/perl)
home video editing (large files ~20gb) - Adobe Premiere
Skype video call is always running in background for work or personal
Casual gaming - World of Warcraft
my reason for choosing XFX Double D is better cooling and two DVI ports as I would like to use old monitors.
Parts not required: (hoping to reuse as I already have these)
- Corsair - 620HX
- Antec P180 (back I/O ports might not match with cutout)
- Mushkin Chronos DX 240gb (new)
- Windows 7 Pro (new)
- Samsung Syncmaster 24" (1600x1200)
- Dell Ultrasharp 19"